NWU School Of Mechanical Engineering and Nuclear Engineering
Welcome to the School of Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering. Our exciting profession is at the forefront of transformational innovations. The Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering programme maintains a good balance between training in the basic sciences, engineering science and design. Great emphasis is placed on creative design, in order to enable engineers to apply their knowledge in finding solutions for complicated problems.
We are grateful for your interest in Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering and we invite you to explore our academic programmes, student activities, and research pursuits.
NWU School Of Mechanical Engineering and Nuclear Engineering Fields of study
Mechanical Engineers are involved with the development, manufacturing, management and maintenance of transport, energy conversion, manufacturing, generator, weapon and cooling and heating systems, as well as industry installations, process equipment, manufacturing machinery and mining equipment.
Nuclear Engineers (post grad studies) design systems that utilizes nuclear processes for energy.
Mechanical and nuclear engineering is under the top 3 scarce skills in South Africa.
As a mechanical engineer you will work in South Africa or abroad in the following industries:
- Engergy technology
- Power generation
- System maintenance
- Plant layout and management
- Food processing plants
NWU School Of Mechanical Engineering and Nuclear Engineering Postgraduate options
MEng in Mechanical Engineering
MSc in Mechanical Engineering
PhD in Mechanical Engineering
NWU School Of Mechanical Engineering and Nuclear Engineering Bursaries Office
The bursaries office assists in the distribution of advertisements of every possible bursary or job opportunity in the field of Engineering via electronic media to every student, prospective student as well as students who have completed their studies at the NWU. If you want to receive information on available bursaries you can register on our database.
Please complete the following online form in order to receive the latest updates on bursaries and job opportunities: Database form
Prof. Harry Wichers
School Director: Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering
018 299 4283
NWU, Potchefstroom Campus, Building G15, G03
Ms. Sanette Loots
018 285 2512
NWU, Potchefstroom Campus, Building G15, Room G02
Dr. Jan janse van Rensburg
018 299 4027
NWU, Potchefstroom Campus, Building G15, Room G05B
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